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Human Rights

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  • Isolated confinement [Editorial]

    Isolated confinement  [Editorial]
    In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • Isolation is tantamount to torture [Letter]

    Isolation is tantamount to torture [Letter]
    Thanks for pointing out that isolating convicts alone for protracted periods amounts to the same thing as torture ("Isolated confinement," March 31). During the last year I have visited inmates at Maryland's North Branch Corrections Institution. Of...
  • In Egypt, signs of hope, not 'hijacking' [Letter]

    In Egypt, signs of hope, not 'hijacking' [Letter]
    I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that...
  • Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62

    Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62
    Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62. "He challenged a lot of traditional political thought in the African-American community," said...
  • JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]

    JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]
    "Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an...
  • Money, freedom and Hopkins [Letter]

    Money, freedom and Hopkins [Letter]
    My congratulations to Bridget Kustin, founder of the Johns Hopkins University Human Rights Working Group, on her commentary ("JHU's academic 'freedom,' Feb. 25). It took courage to write that op-ed while still a student at Hopkins. While sincerely...
  • U.S. is not Ukraine [Letter]

    U.S. is not Ukraine [Letter]
    I can not agree with the recent letters to The Sun written about the unrest in Ukraine. Although the U.S. has current economic problems, our nation has always shown the resiliency to overcome them in the long run, fueled by a democratic, capitalistic...
  • The importance of looking forward during Women's History Month [Commentary]

    In the modern age, Women's History Month, observed annually during March, includes social media posts of Rosie the Riveter, a feminist hero who came to symbolize the strength of women's economic power and changed the perception of "women's jobs" in the...
  • Transgender volunteer sues Howard for discrimination

    Transgender volunteer sues Howard for discrimination
    Tomi B. Finkle started her law enforcement career with the U.S. Capitol Police in the late 1970s, when she was a man. By the time she retired as a sergeant in 2002, she was ready to begin a new life as a woman. The Charles County resident continued to...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]

    Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]
    While there has been strong focus on concussions in recent years (all 50 states and the District of Columbia now have concussion safety laws), no similar effort has been made in this country to enact laws to protect children playing sports from abuse...